When you are going to cook or bake you need equipment. This can be molds for cakes or cupcakes, for example. If you don’t use molds, because you want to make cookies, you need baking paper. This is because baking paper prevents the cookies from sticking to the plate. A frequently asked question in my inbox is whether you can also use wax paper to bake cookies. It is right time to write a knowledge base article about this subject. In this new knowledge base article we’ll take a closer look at: can you bake cookies on wax paper.
What is Wax Paper
The name says it all, wax paper, also called paraffin paper, is a type of paper that has been treated with wax. It’s a smooth surface. Because this surface has been treated, no products will stick to the paper. So can use this paper for baking. If you need a dish that requires grease proof paper, you can use this paper. This paper can start smoking when the temperature in the oven is really hot. Do you have a recipe that requires a low temperature, then this paper is perfect. If you want to pack food, you can also use this paper.
Important advice: if you have a recipes that require high temperatures, you need to use parchment paper. This paper does not smoke at high temperatures.
Wax Paper and Microwave
Wax paper is therefore not very convenient to use in an oven, unless it is low temperatures. If the temperatures get too high, the paper can smoke or even catch fire. It is the wax layer that creates this smoke. You can use the wax paper well in a microwave. This way you can collect splashes. The second advantage is that the paper in a microwave does not get very hot. This will also prevent it from smoking.
Difference between Parchment Paper and Wax Paper
Both papers are non-stick. The big difference is made in the heat that the paper can handle. A Parchment Paper is suitable for recipes that require high temperatures. This can be, for example, baking cookies. Wax Paper is not suitable for these recipes. The problem arises that the wax layer of the paper can burn at high temperatures. This creates smoke. The last thing you want is smoke in your oven when you’re just making some treats. The wax paper is more suitable for catching splashes and wrapping food.
So the answer on the question: Can you bake Cookies on Wax Paper is unfortunate no. You need to bake the cookies at a high temperature which can cause smoke, because of the wax layer. Always use parchment paper for cookies that you have to bake at a high temperature.
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FAQ Can you bake Cookies on Wax Paper
Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:
What is Wax Paper?
The name says it all, wax paper, also called paraffin paper, is a type of paper that has been treated with wax. It’s a smooth surface. Because this surface has been treated, no products will stick to the paper. So can use this paper for baking.
What is the difference between Parchment Paper and Wax Paper?
The Wax Paper has a layer of wax. It is suitable for baking at low temperatures. When the temperature of the oven is to high, the way layer will melt what causes smoke. Parchment paper is suitable for high and low temperature dishes.